Semi-Truck Rolls Over on Interstate 72 in Piatt County, Illinois

PIATT COUNTY, IL- writes that a rollover crash involving a semi-truck took place on Interstate 72 on Tuesday,September 4, 2018. The crash occurred close to exit 169 at about 1:49 p.m.

The truck was pulling a trailer and was on the exit ramp to White Heath. Reports indicate that the truck traveled too far to the left on the ramp and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The cabin and the trailer both rolled and about 20 tons of rock was released from the truck and left on the road.

The exit ramp was blocked to traffic. The driver of the truck, 36-year-old Corey Kilgore of Allerton received a citation for his failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Semi-Trucks have certain advantages in collisions because they are the biggest vehicles on the roadway. Large trucks can weigh between 20 and 30 times as much as passenger vehicles, making accidents between trucks and smaller cars or SUVs devastating. In fatal accidents involving large trucks and smaller vehicles, there is a 97 percent chance that the person killed was in the passenger vehicle.

Occupants of trucks can be in dangerous situations though. The most likely cause of a person traveling in a truck being killed in a wreck is that the collision was between two or more large trucks. However, trucks present another draw-back, which is that they have a greater risk of rolling over than any other type of vehicle. Fifty-five percent of truck driver fatalities involve trucks rolling over. Younger truck drivers, such as those in their 20s, are at a greater risk of being involved in vehicle collisions.

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